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give it up • back into • drawn
 exhilarating • the ropes
  1. I feel very to Greece.
  2. It took a few months to get running, but now I feel great.
  3. His older brother showed him .
  4. Smoking is bad for you.  You should .
  5. Skydiving in is the most I've ever done.
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925 The Fisherman
Darren talks about fishing in his local area and what's good about it.

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give ..... up

I gave it up for about twenty years.

When we give something up that means we stop doing it.  Notice the following:

  1. I gave up boxing once I got married.
  2. She gave up smoking as soon as she got pregnant.

get back into

A friend got me back into fishing about six years ago.

To get back into something means to start doing it again.  Notice the following:

  1. I got back into golf after not playing for five years.
  2. I am trying to get back into studying French, but I just don't have the time.


What draws you into fishing?

What draws us into something is what gets us interested.  Notice the following:

  1. Men are drawn towards violent sport.
  2. That cafe draws in a lot of students with its cheap menu.


It’s quite exhilarating just being out there.

The word 'exhilarating' means very exciting.  Notice the following:

  1. I find a cold shower in the morning to be exhilarating.
  2. The time in the forest was exhilarating.

show ... the ropes

I will show you the ropes.

When we show someone the ropes that means we teach them how to do a job or task.  Notice the following:

  1. On the first day of your new job, they will show you the ropes.
  2. I did not know what to do but my friends showed me the ropes.